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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Late Brief News Update for Tuesday October 4th, 2011

New music from The Scorpions ...
Well, new recordings of old material anyway!

All over the web right now, word is spreading on news of newly recorded material from German rockers, The Scorpions who just last year started their farewell tour.
This posted by the bands webmaster, through the bands forum:

"French fans like me got the news from The Scorpions touring agent in our country. It should be made official next week :

SCORPIONS upcoming new album is titled 'Comeblack' (Please note the intended pun).
The album should be released on November 7th.

What we don't know is if the (Whole) album is a cover album. What we know is that the French version of the album will contain a re-recorded version of 'Still Loving You,' featuring a duet with Amandine Bourgeois (2009 Pop Idol Winner)."
Sorry for the small image, it's all that's available right now:

There's also French tour dates lined up, go here for further details:

The band's official website is here:


Whitesnake's Super Deluxe Collection from EMI

On November 7th, EMI will release a super deluxe box set of Whitesnake's Sunburst Years. Collecting together all studio and live albums, two previously unreleased BBC concerts, a limited 7 inch DVD and a 90-page book with new interviews and previously unseen photos and rare memorabilia, all overseen by David Coverdale.
Following the split of Deep Purple, after three years as their lead singer David Coverdale released two solo albums: Whitesnake (1977) and Northwinds (1978), both sowing the seeds for what would eventually become Whitesnake.

Whitesnake originally formed in March 1978 to promote the release of Northwinds, but eventually releasing the 4-track 7inch Snakebite EP in June of that year, followed by the full-length debut Trouble before the end of 1978.
Jon Lord and Ian Paice, both founder members of Deep Purple, would augment the line-up, helping steer the band close to the top of the charts in 1981 (only kept off the top spot Adam & The Ants, album Kings Of The Wild Frontier).
By the end of 1982 with the release of Saints & Sinners, the band had released five studio albums, two live albums and an EP. These earlier, bluesier recordings the band made before signing to Geffen (for Slide It In (1984) and the 8 million-selling 1987, including the US no.1 Here I Go Again), were from a band certainly big enough to sell out Hammersmith Odeon four nights in a row, or headline 1983's Donington Monsters Of Rock festival, though a very different beast to the world conquering 1987 version of the band.

'BOX O'SNAKES: THE SUNBURST YEARS 1978-1982' is an 11-disc set including the original 1982 version of Here I Go Again - featuring nine audio CDs, a DVD and a 7 inch white vinyl replica of the Snakebite EP, the very first release from Whitesnake, remastered versions of the five studio albums and two live albums Whitesnake released from 1978-1982, plus two previously unreleased live albums recorded for the BBC at the 1979 and 1980 Reading Festivals. The DVD features 10 promo videos, four rare BBC TV performances and a previously unreleased US live show filmed in 1980. The release is housed in a lift-off-lid box and also contains a 90-page hardback book featuring an introduction from Classic Rock magazine's Geoff Barton, plus a new 10,000 word interview with David Coverdale and Bernie Marsden, with many unpublished photos and rare memorabilia from Marsden's personal collection, as well as a large colour poster.

There's further details through the band's website, including full tracklisting:

Joe Bonamassa announces March 2012 UK Arena Tour

Award-winning blues rock star, guitar hero and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa and his ace touring band will undertake a major UK arena tour in March 2012. Tickets go on sale Friday October 7th at 10am from the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 249 1000, or book online -
Planet Rock will be running an exclusive 48-hour ticket pre-sale from Wednesday October 5th at 9am. Visit for further information about the pre-sale.
Fresh off a successful European tour with Black Country Communion, and rave reviews of BCC's "2" album, Joe's forthcoming UK solo tour will see him perform material from his current studio album "Dust Bowl" plus songs from his vast catalogue of albums including “A New Day Yesterday”, “The Ballad of John Henry”, “Sloe Gin” and "Black Rock."

Joe's band features Carmine Rojas (bass), Rick Melick (keyboards) and Tal Bergman (drums).
Joe will also preview songs from his new studio album due for release in late May 2012.
Read the official online announcement:

 To receive a free download of the single 'Dust Bowl' from Joe’s most recent album go to the following link: 

 I for one, will be looking forward to Joe's next album!
Here's a review of 'Dust Bowl:'
BCC '2' review here too:


PROPHET’S third classic album Recycled will be reissued by Z Records on October 24th.
The long deleted album has been remastered and serviced with all new artwork and
can be pre ordered at

PROPHET have also been added to the Z Rock 2012 festival in England on May 5th.
Tickets are currently available at the Z store at a special discounted rate for a short
period so check it out.

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